So. I had a swap idea that didn’t make the convention. I’m sure it felt super lonely. I just ran out of time. And since one of my swaps got cancelled, I just didn’t need it.
But it was a good little swap….
This is it! Pretty simple. But nice…
The thing I like about the floral framelits… well…. framelits… is that you can cut holes where you want. So infused it to cut the center out. And I used the daydream medallion sets in the cut out.
The swirls on the outside come from the Creative Elements stamp set and the sentiment is from A Round Array. Butterflies come from Papillon Potpourri… which btw is on sale this month…. stamp set and matching punch is 15% off!
Here is a look at the inside…
And one final view of the front.
So sad for the not-a-swap. But I still like it. This means it will be a card that gets sent to someone special. Which is a more noble calling….
So… I bought the Papillon Potpourri stamp set when this current catalog came out. And, used it once in my easel calendar class back in December and that was it. But I LIKE it. And it makes beautiful cards. I’m sorry I didn’t use it sooner!!
We did this as one of our April Stamp Club projects. I love how the big butterfly fits the elegant butterfly punch (and, everyone thought that it was DSP, but it is a stamp–which is great cause it comes in ANY color). I made this sample as mother’s day (from teeny tiny wishes) but you could add any sentiment. I wish I could say that I made this idea up, but I didn’t. I copied it from Krista Fenton. Pretty much completely copied. Colors and everything. (I did change some little details…) She did such a beautiful job, I figured I shouldn’t mess with that!!
Here’s a little closer look:
Colors used are Baja Breeze (retiring!!), Summer Starfruit an Elegant Eggplant. I used the scallop border punch and the Summer Starfruit ribbon to add a little embellishment. It’s so nice and simple. The small butterfly punch is from the Spring Occasions Catalog, but it is going to be available in the 2013-14 catalog as well!! You could make sets of cards like this, with different colors, and change the sentiment. Yeah, And, I know it is white layered on white. And, I used to think that it was a huge waste. And it probably is. But, even in it is subtleness (??), it still gives a VERY nice effect. And, that makes it all worth it.
AND… The second purpose of this post is to announce to you that Mother’s Day is in 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. So, don’t forget. You can’t say you weren’t warned. And, if you need a card, you can make this one. If you need a gift….well, I can help you there too. If you order soon, it will come by Mother’s Day. If you don’t know WHAT to order, you can get a gift certificate from me. And, let me tell you, as a Mother, I do believe I would LOVE a Stampin’ UP gift certificate… 🙂 If you would like for me to forward the link to this blog to your significant other as a ‘subtle’ reminder that a. it’s mother’s day and b. this is what you should buy… I’d be happy to do so. We aim to please…